Amish C. Shah, MD, PhD

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Amish C. Shah, MD, PhD, is a Neuro-Oncologist with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric brain and spine tumors, Neurofibromatosis type 1, Neurofibromatosis type 2, Neurofibromatosis-related malignancies, Retinoblastoma, Ocular/eye tumors, Histiocytic tumors primarily in the CNS (Juvenile Xanthogranuloma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, etc.)
Locations: Main Campus

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD/PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program - University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


Pediatrics (Integrated Research Pathway) - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Neuro-Oncology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Defrancesco CJ, Shah DK, Rogers BH, Shah AS. (2017) The epidemiology of brachial plexus birth palsy in the United States: Declining incidence and evolving risk factors. [Published online ahead of print Oct. 9 2017] J Pediatr Orthop.

Gholson JJ, Buckwalter JA, Shah AS. Thirty-five year clinical and radiographic follow-up of preaxial polydactyly reconstruction: Level 4 evidence. J Hand Surg Am. 2017;42(9):S24.


Shah AC, Minturn JE, Li Y, Belasco JB, Phillips PC, Kang T, Cole KA, Waanders AJ, Pollack R, Didomenico C, Wildes C, Fisher MJ. Carboplatin rechallenge after hypersensitivity reactions in pediatric patients with low-grade glioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jan;63(1):21-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25697. Epub 2015 Jul 31. PMID: 26235452.

Awards and Honors

2012-2014, T32, Grant: 5T32CA009615-23, PI: John Maris; Post-doctoral appointment

2004-2007, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH: 1 F31 NS050924-01

2006, Oral Presentation Research Award, International Herpesvirus Workshop, Seattle, WA

2005, AAAS Science Award

2004, Outstanding Cancer Research, Medical Student Research, UASOM

1999, Graduated Summa Cum Laude - University of Georgia, Athens, GA